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Hudson Valley Resources

(SPARC) Special Program and Resource Connection

Provides recreation, cultural, socialization and therapeutic services for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities.
3045 Gomer Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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CHADD Putnam/Westchester

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to families of children and adults with attention deficit disorders (ADD, AD/HD).

MEETINGS:  FIRST TUESDAY of each month   (except Sep and Jan - 2nd Tues)

TIME:             Parents Support Session: 6:30 – 7:15 PM      General Meeting 7:30 - 10 PM

WHERE:       FOUR WINDS HOSPITAL Conference Center

                       800 Cross River Rd (Route 35), Katonah,

INFO:             (845) 704-2233

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity, NY - 376
PO Box 1251
Yorktown Heights, NY   10598
(914) 729-2067


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Crystal Run Village, Inc.

Crystal Run Village, Inc. is an independent, non-profit provider of services to more than 700 people with developmental, physical and psychiatric disabilities, spectrum disorders and individuals with a dual diagnosis. The agency has a reputation for skilled management, vigorous program development, astute provision of care and financial stability.

The strategic emphasis for Crystal Run Village, Inc. is to continue expanding the scope of services available for people in Orange, Sullivan and Rockland Counties through a variety of residential, vocational, skills development, service coordination and case management programs.

Corporate Office/ Orange County
Crystal Run Village, Inc.
601 Stony Ford Road
Middletown, NY 10941
(845) 692-4444 - Phone

Sullivan County Office
Crystal Run Village, Inc.
9 Landfield Ave.
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 796-4324 - Phone

Rockland County Office
Crystal Run Village, Inc.
321 State Route 59
Tallman, NY 10982
(845) 368-8669 - Phone

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Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 352
Gardiner, NY 12525
(845) 226-1630


Melissa Deschamps

Parent Contacts:

Melissa Deschamps, Courtney McDermott, Kathleen Danehey
845-226-1630 or email

Grandparent Outreach Coordinators are also available to offer
support for extended families.
Contact Melissa Deschamps for additional contact information.

New Parent 'Down Comforter' Information Packets are available by request
at 845-226-1630 or

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Family Empowerment Council - Serving Orange and Sullivan County

Family Empowerment Council (FEC) is a grassroots, family-oriented, person-centered agency made up of parents, consumers, and professionals.  We are a non-profit organization that provides case management, personal care aid, educational advocacy, respite, reshab, and other services for people with developmental and other disabilities in Orange and Sullivan County of New York State.

225 Dolson Avenue, Suite 403
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 343-8100



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Guide for college for students with disabilities

Guide for college for students with disabilities created by the Outreach department at Maryville University.

Contact person is Alice Davies at the Outreach office.

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Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.

Programs and Services MHA Orange County:

ASSIST (Acquiring Social Skills Through Intervention, Support and Training) - Social skill building for children ages 5 - 10 who have developmental disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders Please Call Natasha Tomlins for more information (845) 342-2400 ext. 254 

Capis (Crisis Assessment and Prevention Intervention Services) - Information, linkage and crisis intervention prevention services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Provides parent support groups, advocacy, life planning, benefits counseling, newsletter and educational seminars.

SIBLING PROJECT-  Social and educational opportunities for the siblings, ages 5 and older, of children with developmental disabilities. Monthly meetings and special events are held. Information provided for parents and professionals.

Parents Run AMOC (Autism Move-A-Thon of Orange County) Together with MHA provides information, training, financial and other support to individuals with autism disorders and their families. Annual awareness activities include a candlelight ceremony, move-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, and holiday breakfast. Contact Anne Klinger (845) 342 -2400 ext.

1-800-832-1200 / 845-346-HELP 24-hour Hotline provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, 7 days a week, for all residents of Orange County.

Support Groups sponsored by MHA Orange County:

Asperger's, Autsim/PDD, Siblings, Tourette's Syndrome

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Moving Wheels & Heels - Dance Class

MOVING WHEELS & HEELS: An integrated dance class for students of all abilities (wheelchair and stand up), Moving Wheels & Heels explores the joy of movement in a safe and supportive environment. The class combines technique, improvisation and movement to enhance creativity, increase strength and range of motion, and build self-esteem. Classes will have live musical accompaniment.

Steffi Nossen School of Dance
@ Central Studios at The Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

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Orange County NY DD Connection

The community's resource for news, information, activities, and events, pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, educators, providers, and the Orange County Community.

Orange County Services Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families


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Parent Assistance Committe on Down Syndrome - Westchester ARC

The Parent Assistance Committee on Down Syndrome (PACDS) is a parent-led support network serving Westchester County. We have all experienced the power of parent-to-parent understanding and support and are available to pass on that support and friendship to others.

  • 24-Hour Down Syndrome Hotline
    (914) 739 - 4085
  • Patty Conte
    (914) 654 - 0238


  • Terri Hunt
    (914) 243 - 5874
  • Rosie Rodriguez Sanchez (Habla Espanol)
    (914) 293 - 0130

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Tourette Syndrome Association NY Hudson Valley Chapter

Winter/Spring 2013

Westchester County (second Tuesday of each month)

Helene Walisever (914) 378-5025 or (914) 262-0835,

NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, across from The Westchester

21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY 10605

Rockland County (fourth Thursday of each month)

Dana Inzeo (845) 721-3790,

United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956

Orange County

Jocelyn Figueroa or Anne Klinger

(845)342-2400 ext. 253,

 Mental Health Association of Orange County

73 James P. Kelly Way

Middletown, NY 10940

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Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation

Pick up A Guide to the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation booklet. You will find information about the Westchester area parks, programs and events

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Westchester Independent Living Center

Students with Disabilities Transition Center (SDTC) - ages 14-21

A Transition Hotline, which furnishes advocacy information and technical assistance is available to parents, teachers, and others.

The Hotline number is (914) 682-3926 ext. 119 or ext. 122.

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WJCS Autism Family Center

WJCS Autism Family Center (AFC) is a place where individuals and families affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are able to find supports and services to meet their needs. The AFC serves as a centralized information and referral resource while offering unique program to individuals with ASD and their family members. Individuals and their families can join on a formal or informal basis to build emotional and social supports as they face the challenges of ASD.


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